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BIOS in BAD Shape

I've got a PC that I built and has been running Win XP SP2 with no issues for about a year or so. The other day, I went to reboot, and now I've got nothing. There was nothing irregular about the reboot. It was a standard Windows controlled shutdown and reboot. So on boot-up, you don't even get through POST. It says "Award Boot Block BIOS v.10" and then lists a major BIOS issue and asks for a floppy. So, I figure somehow the BIOS got erased and all I need is a flash program and a copy of the BIOS and a bootable floppy. Easy fixin' right? Yeah I thought that too. So I boot into DOS and get the flash program loaded. When I load attempt to load the BIOS program, it says it not any newer than what's currently loaded so the BIOS blocker says it can't be updated. And since I can't get into the BIOS, I can't shut the BIOS update block program OFF. Catch 22.... So, where do I go from here? I need a better flash program or a more updated BIOS for the motherboard. Here's the link to what I downloaded. It's a zip file with the flash loader and the .BIN file for the BIOS.

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Re: BIOS in BAD Shape

First thing the problem only with O.S(as per your statement - proper shutdown and restart). Your O S afftected by virus. you must format the full harddisk(all partions) and reinstall your O S. BIOS File always having the .ROM extention file, not BIN file. Pls reset the BIOS using the clear cmos jumper or removing the CMOS battery from motherboard.*****severe virus attack. Dont try to backup****

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